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Ossessionato
fluffy bunny
Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Posts: 2099
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:55 pm quote
etiquette - parking, moving other people's scooters and bikes
culture and history
Ossessionato
fluffy bunny
Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Posts: 2099
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:59 pm quote
ericalm wrote:
Michael Moore wrote:
Riding
Pre-Ride Checklist | Commuting | Touring | Luggage | Rain Riding | Insurance | Lanesplitting | Safety Courses |
An insurance article would be great.
Actually - yeah. My quote at the dealer was $1200 through their insurance. I ended up paying $330. I might start putting together some notes on negotiating insurance. (I do have notes happening...I was just having code joy on the weekend so I ran away).
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LX 190, Aurora Blue + Stella FOUR STROKE FURY! + '87 Helix
Joined: 11 Apr 2006
Posts: 6914
Location: Los Angeles
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:38 pm quote
Scooterrific wrote:
ericalm wrote:
Michael Moore wrote:
Riding
Pre-Ride Checklist | Commuting | Touring | Luggage | Rain Riding | Insurance | Lanesplitting | Safety Courses |
An insurance article would be great.
Actually - yeah. My quote at the dealer was $1200 through their insurance. I ended up paying $330. I might start putting together some notes on negotiating insurance. (I do have notes happening...I was just having code joy on the weekend so I ran away).
Created: http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic37780
Ossessionato
2008 Teal LX125 ... 2007 Red LX150 ... 2010 Yellow LX125ie
Joined: 12 Jul 2008
Posts: 3311
Location: Tortola, BVI (Caribbean)
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:20 am quote
I'm not sure if I am supposed to be posting here or not since I saw that someone was "invited". But ...

Generic Replacement Parts:

    Vespa bolts for chrome crash rails ... Do you have to order them from a dealer? Can you find them (or something that will work just as well) at an automotive store or a hardware store?
    Other Vespa hardware?

    Replacement tires. Different tires for different road conditions?


Accessories

Different types of scooter covers for different applications such as winter storage, windy areas, wet rainy areas, etc.

Forum related:

Question: Why do I have to keep logging in every time I visit, even though I have allowed cookies from Modern Vespa?
Answer: Our software refreshes constantly and your cookies (just like the store bought kind) have an expiration date. Unless you leave cookies on all the time, they will expire. Sorry, itís just the way it is.

Not sure if I should keep going?
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 29513
Location: Bay Area, California
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:43 am quote
TrafficJammer wrote:
I'm not sure if I am supposed to be posting here or not since I saw that someone was "invited". But ...
You're definitely allowed and encouraged to post here. The message you're referring to was from a couple weeks back, when only a handful of people were even aware the wiki existed.
TrafficJammer wrote:
Not sure if I should keep going?
Definitely keep going!
Hooked
04 Genuine Stella, 03 Vespa ET, 79 P125X and a 71 Rally 180
Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 406
Location: Lehi, UT
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:13 pm quote
I would like to see an article on how to properly reisntall the glove box on an ET, so that the thing still works. I have been told how to do it, but I am a visual kind of guy. I can't picture what in the heck is being described.

Zac

P.S. I used my glove box for about two months after I got the scooter, it hasn't been used in 2 years.
Banned
Joined: 24 Oct 2007
Posts: 6035

Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:53 pm quote
I would favor an article on the dastardly graphite collars on the GT/GTS exhausts

How to tell when they've left the scene, how to get more, and how to replace them

(Or that you can replace them with those brass thingamajigs, instead)
Addicted
Daring Plum GT 200, Dragon Red LX 150, Kawi Green KLR 650, Hi-Viz Yeller V-Strom 650, Bonneville Black
Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 633
Location: Honolulu
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:05 am quote
Toreador Pants!

Ossessionato
Temporarily Scooterless... :(
Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Posts: 2117
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:32 am quote
I'm not much of a computer-head so am not sure how to do it, but in the area of 'Modifications' essentialy have a 'sticky' note with every known modification out there (or at least the common ones). It took me well over a year and a half to discover some of the cooler ones that folks do to their scooters...

I did start a generic version of such a list here:

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic15190

and then in theory - each modification could be linked to an article (a wiki?) describing in detail how to do such a thing. Sorry, I can't supply much more effort than that right now, but I am looking forward to how this whole 'wiki' thing turns out!

Good work everyone,

Desi B.
Destroyer of Worlds
LML Star 125, Vespa GT200
Joined: 12 Aug 2007
Posts: 1996
Location: London, United Kingdom
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:09 am quote
primordialdancer wrote:
I'm not much of a computer-head so am not sure how to do it, but in the area of 'Modifications' essentialy have a 'sticky' note with every known modification out there (or at least the common ones). It took me well over a year and a half to discover some of the cooler ones that folks do to their scooters...

I did start a generic version of such a list here:

http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic15190

and then in theory - each modification could be linked to an article (a wiki?) describing in detail how to do such a thing. Sorry, I can't supply much more effort than that right now, but I am looking forward to how this whole 'wiki' thing turns out!

Good work everyone,

Desi B.
Yeah, that's pretty much how it works. Check it out.

Modifications
Hooked
GTS 250
Joined: 03 Mar 2008
Posts: 108
Location: Boston, MA
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:46 pm quote
A page for windshields with pros/cons and related forum links.
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BV500 - GTS250
Joined: 04 Jul 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Portland, OR
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:41 pm quote
How about a good old fashioned glossary? How do lurkers know what a pet warmer is?
Ossessionato
fluffy bunny
Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Posts: 2099
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:06 pm quote
pdxscoot wrote:
How about a good old fashioned glossary? How do lurkers know what a pet warmer is?
Yes that's great - was thinking same thought.
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BV500 - GTS250
Joined: 04 Jul 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Portland, OR
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:31 pm quote
The posting by MNScooter in this thread should be an article:
http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/topic13288
Petty Tyrant
GTS250 GTS300 MP3 500
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 29513
Location: Bay Area, California
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:06 am quote
Scooterrific wrote:
pdxscoot wrote:
How about a good old fashioned glossary? How do lurkers know what a pet warmer is?
Yes that's great - was thinking same thought.
Have at it: Glossary of Terms
Member
GTS 250ie
Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Posts: 42
Location: New York, NY
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:47 pm quote
As a new rider, one thing that I would really use would be a list of great routes to ride. Maybe it could be broken up by geographic area: like NE US, California, NW US, UK, etc.

While there might not be routes close enough for everyone, it could point out a few beautiful twisties out there for those of us who can't wait to get out and ride!
Banned
GTS250 - GT200 - XJR1300
Joined: 04 May 2009
Posts: 1424
Location: SW London, UK
Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:37 am quote
Scooterrific wrote:
etiquette - parking, moving other people's scooters and bikes
culture and history
I had a go at doing one on parking - if it's not correct then please delete.
Moderator
Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 5145
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:44 am quote
Pseudonym wrote:
As a new rider, one thing that I would really use would be a list of great routes to ride. Maybe it could be broken up by geographic area: like NE US, California, NW US, UK, etc.

While there might not be routes close enough for everyone, it could point out a few beautiful twisties out there for those of us who can't wait to get out and ride!
This is a subject close to my heart.
I'm working on just the thing.
Actually, I've been working on it off and on for some time now. Now that I'm layed up for the next several months, I'll guess I'll have time to complete it.
Most of it's done, and I've just received some updated information that should allow me to post something very soon.
Moderator
Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 5145
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:28 pm quote
OK. I created the article yesterday and I've been adding content as I find it and check it out.

Here: http://www.modernvespa.com/forum/wiki-riding-and-touring-routes

Enjoy.
Molto Verboso
GTS(me)/GTV(wife)
Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 1228
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:53 pm quote
Nice!

I added a couple of sites too.
Moderator
2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2014 Piaggio Fly 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 16286
Location: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:53 am quote
We need an article outlining replacement battery options for Vespa models.
Moderator Australis
2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone, 2014 Vespa 150 Primavera (sold) 2003 Vespa GT200 (sold)
Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 5647
Location: New Zealand where it is already tomorrow..
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:28 pm quote
This NZ website for new scooter riders is a 'cracker'!
http://www.scootersurvival.co.nz

Even though we ride on the 'other' side of the road I think this could be a valuable resource for newbies to be directed to.

Link to Gen Discussion.
Hooked
Joined: 13 Apr 2009
Posts: 191
Location: North Salt Lake, Utah
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 am quote
Can anyone update the wiki? For instance, the GTS 250 page has colors up to 2008, but none for 2009 or 2010.

Then there's the GTS 300 (non-Super - the 250 replacement in the US) - a Wiki page of its own or tacked on to one of the other two GTS pages?
Wiki Moderator
LX 190, Aurora Blue + Stella FOUR STROKE FURY! + '87 Helix
Joined: 11 Apr 2006
Posts: 6914
Location: Los Angeles
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:18 am quote
samwise wrote:
Can anyone update the wiki? For instance, the GTS 250 page has colors up to 2008, but none for 2009 or 2010.

Then there's the GTS 300 (non-Super - the 250 replacement in the US) - a Wiki page of its own or tacked on to one of the other two GTS pages?
Yup, anyone can update it! If you have the info, please feel free to add it; we'd appreciate it.

PM me if you have questions about formatting and editing, etc.
Wiki Moderator
LX 190, Aurora Blue + Stella FOUR STROKE FURY! + '87 Helix
Joined: 11 Apr 2006
Posts: 6914
Location: Los Angeles
Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:46 pm quote
More articles on the fundamentals of how scooters work! Tutorials are great, but many people could use a broader understanding of how their scooters operate.

The CVT article is great.

I'm hoping to adapt a 2T vs. 4T I did for ModernBuddy.

Some others that would be nice:
Carbs and fuel injectors explained
Electrical system demystified
Member
GTS 300
Joined: 30 Sep 2011
Posts: 9
Location: vienna, austria
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:05 am quote
TurtleGT wrote:
I would favor an article on the dastardly graphite collars on the GT/GTS exhausts

How to tell when they've left the scene, how to get more, and how to replace them

(Or that you can replace them with those brass thingamajigs, instead)
http://www.louis.de/_4015246d3ade211c88d8031c4062b449ac/index.php?topic=artnr_gr&artnr_gr=10042960
Ossessionato
GTV
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 2555
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:00 pm quote
Mr Archie Laich wrote:
TurtleGT wrote:
I would favor an article on the dastardly graphite collars on the GT/GTS exhausts

How to tell when they've left the scene, how to get more, and how to replace them

(Or that you can replace them with those brass thingamajigs, instead)
http://www.louis.de/_4015246d3ade211c88d8031c4062b449ac/index.php?topic=artnr_gr&artnr_gr=10042960
I know this is a five year old thread but I just watched the Bay Area [Vespa] Tech Class with Rolf and Glasseye on changing the exhaust bushing. Rolf HIGHLY recommends against the brass bushing. Says they don't expand the same way and create problems for which he's made quite a bit of money fixing other people's mistakes.

So what's the story behind resurrecting this sticky thread?

Best
Miguel
Molto Verboso
GT200 & GTS250
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 1257
Location: London
Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:16 am quote
I'd like to see articles on:
  • how to access and clean the carb on a GT200
  • how to adjust the carb for replacement exhausts
  • replacing fuel, vacuum lines and tap on GT200
  • how to access and replace a front wheel bearing
It would be good if photos are uploaded to the site rather than accessed elsewhere as it's frustrating finding wiki articles where all the images have expired.
Hooked
2016 GTS 300 Settantesimo
Joined: 13 Apr 2016
Posts: 200
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:52 am quote
Robinm wrote:
Quote:
Wouldn't it be better having a little wiki article here on how to secure your scooter? The page could list the various options available and common mistakes. Then you could leave a little note with a link to the web page and the site would get more visitors. Hell, it might even be useful for regular visitors to the site.
in "Is it Rude?"

I agree. We all need to lock our scoots sometime and the collective wisdom would be useful in one place.
Hooked
Piaggio Fly150 Vespa GTV250ie
Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 126
Location: Urumchi,China
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:59 am quote
For 70th Anniversary of Dear Vespa
I am going to be a new desginer.
one day ,my teacher asked us to finish some works . we could choose any subject we prefer. so i take Vespa as my first subject. In 2012,it was my first time knew about Vespa and i fall in love with her, it was GTS, even it was not belong to me.
It is 70th birthday for vespa,so that my poster title.
hope you guys like it.

VESPA 70S-01.jpg

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 5940
Location: Wichita KS USA
Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:41 am quote
jess wrote:
I suppose we're going to need a How To Use This Wiki article.


Very funny.. I am trying to see but I can't think straight right now. I would like to see:

*How to work on the air filter and removing the reed valve on the air cooled scoots
*How to service the drrum brake pads on the smaller modern vespas.
*How to service the calipers and pads on the newer modern bigger Vespas.
*How to remove the carburettor and take it apart to clean it.
*How to replace the battery on the clocks that don't connect to the 'big' battery.

I know it's all been talked about and shared before but not in the form of a wiki.
Lizard Brain
2007 GTS 250, "Vorga"
Joined: 08 May 2014
Posts: 755
Location: NC
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:32 pm quote
How about an advice Wiki that explains in great detail how to be rad and cool?
This will be answered by yours truly...
Hooked
2005 et4
Joined: 23 May 2015
Posts: 184
Location: oshawa ontario canada
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:05 pm quote
A walk through with LOTS of photos on installing bar end weights and\or bar end mirrors.
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GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 510
Location: Central New York
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:49 am quote
Not sure if missed it but is there a place that lists capacities? Like oil in engine, transmission, coolant?

I know it is in my owners manual but for anyone who buys a second hand scooter it would help. I think adding a "Capacities" topic in the Maintenance section would be handy.
Hooked
'07 Vespa 250 IE;'13 BMW F700GS; 87 Elite 80
Joined: 18 Sep 2011
Posts: 171
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:42 pm quote
I know there is a lot under "mods" but I'd like to see a "tuning section" with mild, medium and wild (full race) tuning modifications.

I'm particularly looking for the Malossi head and/or cylinder modification.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 Vintage Red GTS / 2 GT60's / 05 ET2 / 01 ET4 X2 / 09 GTS / 78 P200 / 2003 Honda Ruckus /946 #00017 946 #00003 / 67 Sprint / 76 CB200 / 09 Ruckus
Joined: 07 Oct 2006
Posts: 6012
Location: Sherman Oaks
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:28 pm quote
My wiki article wish list is to not have any wiki leaks here on MV



SDG
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'14 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 14 Jul 2014
Posts: 528
Location: Seacoast New Hampshire (USA)
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:29 pm quote
How about an article on the BV 350 Hose Clamps? What years are affected? How many to buy, what sizes, how to replace them...
Hooked
2005 et4
Joined: 23 May 2015
Posts: 184
Location: oshawa ontario canada
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:04 am quote
Mods -Upgearing
Leaking Lewis wrote:
I know there is a lot under "mods" but I'd like to see a "tuning section" with mild, medium and wild (full race) tuning modifications.

I'm particularly looking for the Malossi head and/or cylinder modification.
Love this idea.



Also, I have been going back over LX 150 Malossi 190 kit builds and still a little confused on the optimal secondary and primary gear upgrade choices.

Here are all the options for gears I am seeing:

Malossi 18/45 Primary Gears (Straight cut)
Polini 17/44 Primary Gears
Malossi SECONDARY GEARS 16/42
Vespa 15/42 Secondary gear (LX 125)

Can someone confirm that the order of best performance gain would be :

Polini 17/44
and a 15/42 secondary from an LX 125?

Thanks
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 5940
Location: Wichita KS USA
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:32 pm quote
jess wrote:
An article on how to install an LV pipe is definitely useful.
Sorrhttp://modernvespa.com/forum/topic26933ry
Ossessionato
BV350, GTS250
Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Posts: 2474
Location: Tempe, AZ
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:41 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
jess wrote:
An article on how to install an LV pipe is definitely useful.
Sorrhttp://modernvespa.com/forum/topic26933ry
Your link's messed up, Max. Try this: Sorry.
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